Chelsea star hints he will quit club after seeing Blues duo succeed elsewhere

Armando Broja is expected to leave Chelsea this summer (Image: Getty)

Chelsea star Armando Broja has hinted that he could follow in the footsteps of some of his ex-teammates and leave the club this summer.

The forward was sent on loan to Fulham in the January transfer window but struggled for opportunities at Craven Cottage, with the Blues consequently slashing their asking price for the striker in the hope of stirring up interest.

Broja has impressed previously but injuries and shaky displays has seen him drop out of Chelsea’s long-term plans, with the Blues expected to sign a new No. 9 this summer to rival Nicolas Jackson.

But the prospect of leaving the Stamford Bridge outfit does not appear to scare Broja, who can take confidence from how Callum Hudson-Odoi has taken to life with Nottingham Forest and Dominic Solanke’s sensational campaign with Bournemouth.

Speaking to The Athletic about the duo, Broja explained: “Callum is a great talent and he had a major injury (Achilles tendon in his case) at Chelsea, like I did.

“Things didn’t work out, so he joined Forest and now he is scoring goals and is becoming himself again. They believed in him and that is what a player needs when you go through something like that injury.

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Callum Hudson-Odoi impressed since joining Nottingham Forest (Image: Getty)

“Dominic wasn’t given games at Chelsea, or (his next club) Liverpool, but he has now got five seasons under his belt at Bournemouth where he has been allowed to make mistakes, have bad games, do the wrong and right thing. He finished this season as one of the top scorers in the Premier League and if someone wants to buy him, it will cost a lot of money.

“Nothing has been decided yet, but if I need to go somewhere else to get back in my groove, then of course I would want to do that. As a player, there is no better feeling than being on the pitch and knowing you have a club and a team who defends you; a club who allow you to make mistakes because they know you will become something.

Dominic Solanke was one of the stars of the season with Bournemouth (Image: Getty)


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“But right now, all my focus is on doing my best for Albania at the Euros. I am as excited as any Albanian in the world. I cannot wait.”

Broja is unlikely to be short of interest this summer, with top European outfits monitoring his situation closely, and a strong campaign with Albania could certainly see his price tag increase and further top clubs join his growing list of suitors.